This large gourd has been fashioned into the semblance of a Taino chieftan (cacique) with prominent lips, nose, eye-lids, eye brows and the wonderful details of the pinecone on the forehead and the straggle-y string hair. The piece is large - measuring 12 iinches top to bottom (not including the hair), 9 inches across and 4-5 inches deep. It comes ready to hang.
In Puerto Rico, there are artisans who paint gourds and artisan who carve gourds, but this is the only artisan we have met who carves, paints and embellishes gourds all in the same work. The quality is exceptionall - resulting in a work of art.